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Queen Victoria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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533 reviews
4 Awards

By Far the Best of the 3 Cruises We Have Done

Review for Queen Victoria to Around the World
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Mike Lowe
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Balcony

We travelled with 2 other older couples, and thoroughly enjoyed Cunard's formula for enjoyable cruising. Compared with previous cruises, we were pleased that here were few children on board - must be showing our age!

We have few complaints, although some minor suggestions for improvements.

We had 5 formal nights, but being on the late dinner sitting we missed the celebrations for Ascot, etc. in the Queens Room because these commenced too early.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BA

Excellent. Ours was the most forward balcony cabin on the Starboard side, and the fact that we had a steel "wall" rather than a glass one had a splendid bonus in that clothes could be left to dry all day! Comfortable bed, and a surprising amount of storage. Perhaps, like Celebrity, the on board television could be arranged to show your shipboard account each day - a feature we appreciated on the Celebrity Solstice.

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

After disembarking, we spent 4 days in New York, seeing many of the sights and even doing a little shopping. Highlights were the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the submarine Growler, and the Concorde - the actual plane which holds the record for the Atlantic crossing. The Big Bus Tour is excellent, Central Park a picture, so many things to remember - and then we caught a train for Washington DC where we spent 4 more marvellous days. Thanks to Cunard!!!

Cabo San Lucas

An interesting port, and very clean! We spent most of the day walking around the harbour area, and trying Margaritas for the first time. Very very hot sunny day. Interesting boats, birds, seals. This is probably the best place anywhere to go game fishing, especially for marlin - but not enough time for us!

Los Angeles

WE did not experience LA, as we drove down from San Francisco and boarded the ship at San Pedro docks. However, on our way home to New Zealand we had 2 nights in LA and spent our spare day, as recommended by our hotel concierge, at Expo Park. Here we saw a wonderful Rose garden, a superb Air and Space Museum complete with shuttle Endeavour, and just outside the LA Coliseum where the Olympic Games had been held twice. An excellent and inexpensive memorable day.

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